The Stop

The Stop

How the Fight for Good Food Transformed A Community and Inspired A Movement

eBook - 2013
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“[A] terrific book about a visionary post–food bank project.” —Michael Pollan

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

British super chef Jamie Oliver called it "amazing," writing that he'd traveled all over the world and never seen anything like it. New York Times food writer Mark Bittman called it "one of those forward-thinking groups pointing the way to the future of good food." Raj Patel, the critically acclaimed author of Stuffed and Starved, said he was "blown away" by it.

So what is it? The Stop, a Community Food Centre that has revolutionized the way we combat hunger and poverty.

Since community worker Nick Saul became the executive director of The Stop in 1998, it has been transformed from a cramped food bank to a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Centre. The Stop has flourished with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets and a mission to revolutionize our food system. In a voice that's "never preachy" (MacLean's), Saul and Curtis share what The Stop could mean for the future of food, and argue that everyone deserves a dignified, healthy place at the table.

Baker & Taylor
Describes how The Stop, a community food center based in Toronto, has employed a novel approach to combat hunger and poverty and revitalize the food system, and addresses what centers like this could mean for the future of food.

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Pub., 2013
ISBN: 9781612193502
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Curtis, Andrea
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Aug 01, 2018

This book challenges our thinking about how we connect with others and the systems we have set up to support each other as a society. It proposes transformative change in how we view food and its importance to our existence.

racing14 Apr 09, 2017

I could not put this down. I was surprised to learn this organization exists right in our backyard.
Truly inspiring story about a group of people who have brought to light an important part of society and how there are better, more creative and engaging ways to assist.
A must read.

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vickder
Sep 29, 2014

An interesting case study about the evolution of a food bank's charity model to a non-profit business.Lots of good lessons for activists to consider in the creation of a food centre that engages members.

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